Day 325 of 365 – Mono Cliffs Caves

The other day when I was at the lookout point on the Cliff Top Side Trail I realized that I had not blogged about the caves and the valley floor.  If you like deep dark places or something different than your normal walk along the path then you might want to check it out.

If you’ve been to Mono Cliffs you will have noticed that it contains a significant section of the Niagara Escarpment, including crevice caves, an upland limestone plain, and talus slopes. The park has two huge masses of rock, separated by erosion from the main rock body. When this occurs, the resultant feature is called an outlier.

When you walk through a canyon on the Spillway Trail or past 100 foot cliffs on the Cliff Top Trail, it’s hard not to be impressed.  And if you look really hard you will see the differences in the trees, shrubs and wild plants through the park.  These are caused by climatic variations that can occur in a small area.  In the canyon’s rock crevices there still may be snow and ice in July.  Some of the plants are rare and very sensitive so please stay on the trail (I know it’s hard to do this when your in an area that most people have never seen)

if your a experienced climber then check this out

So how do you get here?  That’s a good question!  It’s 14 km northeast of Orangeville, four km east of Mono Centre. Take hwy. 10 north from Orangeville to Mono Centre Rd. (Dufferin County Rd. 8), then go east eight km past the village of Mono Centre to the 3rd Line E.H.S. Go north one km on 3rd Line E.H.S. OR take Airport Rd. to Mono Centre Rd. (Dufferin County Rd. 8), then go west to 3rd Line E.H.S. North one km on 3rd Line E.H.S.The main entrance to the park is located along the 3rd Line E.H.S. at a pay parking lot with washrooms

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